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Best Shorts Competition Deadline: September 2012

Best of Show
Garth Nix/Jonathan Nix (Australia)The Missing Key, animation, in which the gramophone hero and his faithful oboe-playing cat do not speak but respond emotionally with music and lyrics. Set in a richly re-imagined Venice of the 1920’s, layers of optical illusions transport viewers us into this charming world. This film blends characters and music from Asia, Italy and Australia. LINK
Daniel MacMunn/PROTECT(h)ER ProductionsOut of Place, a Twilight Zone like short film, is every obsessive-compulsive person’s nightmare. Spencer is fixated on keeping everything in its exact, specific place. His obsession is so extreme it has cut him off from the outside world and is now threatening his five year relationship with his girlfriend, Samantha. Well crafted, gripping short film. LINK  
Awards of Excellence

Adam FloeckLegacy, animation
CanazWest Pictures Inc. (Canada)Return to the Forest, short documentary
Canto Picture GroupThe Color of Time, experimental
Delphic Insight (Australia)The Boy Who'd Never Seen Rain, short film
Driven Productions Inc. (Canada)Waiting, leading actor (John Clark as John)
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.16th Annual PRISM Awards Showcase, reality programming
Frank Gassner (Austria)Boule de Suif, gay/lesbian/transsexual
Fu Yue HouTurn the Heart, short film
Jack MeggersFrigid, short film
Lancer Entertainment Group, LLCI'm Sorry, short documentary
Mac Productions (India)The Last Marble, women filmmakers
Michel HulseyReflection of the Life, short film
Piotr Subbotko (Poland)Glasgow, short film
Regent UniversityThe Silver Crown, short film
Rofralyn Trinidad Limited (Trinidad)The Madonna Murti, short documentary
Running Hills ProductionsYou Got This!, women filmmakers
Sun Arts & Production (Republic of China)Water, documentary
The Edge CreativeThe Steven Baker Story, health/medicine/science
The Monk Studio / Noble TalesEscape of the Gingerbread Man!!!, animation
ToonBox Entertainment (Canada)The Nut Job, 3-D


Awards of Merit

Ainsley Mourin (Canada), Kundalini, short film
Alexander HaneyBookstore, filmmaker 17 years and younger
Allie LaneBeneath the Trees, short film
Amber Studio (Russian Federation)Tenera, women filmmakers
Andressa FurlettiSeparation Sonnet, experimental
Andrey KochkinChevy Commercial, commercial/infomercial
Anne F. FosterNoteworthy, women filmmakers
Asbury University - Joshua OverbayMy Brother, My Brother, short film
Bach EnterprisesKing Bachelor's Pad, webisode/internet programming
Breanne MattsonSelfless, short film
Cameo Productions (New Zealand)Getting It Up, Surviving Prostate Cancer, contemporary issues/awareness raising
Catriona Warren (Australia)Abracadabra!, filmmaker 17 years and younger
Centrifuge Brand Marketing, Inc.Anything is Possible..., animation
Christos Christodoulou (Cyprus)God's Amnesia, short film
Chronicle FactoryPunkin, short film
Corilu ProductionsNot in My Neighborhood, pilot program/series
Creative Progress Productions, LLCFrom Hell to Here, women filmmakers
Danny MorlockCry Wolf, short film
Daniel HoferLiving the Dream, short film
Dog Eared FilmsAmerican Financial, liberation/social justice/protest
Driven Productions Inc. (Canada)Waiting, film short
F.C. Rabbath CreationsMagnetic, tube length videos
Florida Film InstituteI Sell Chocolates, filmmaker 17 years and younger
Grupo Sal (Brazil)Logo Ali, short documentary
Headspace Entertainment (Australia)Scottish Bob, short film and humor/humorist
Heart Anchor Productions, LLCEl Lago, women filmmakers
Image Entertainment Corporation Inc. (Canada)Wet and Wetter, children/family programming
Invasion CreationsBrainiac, short film
Jacob WaluconisTV Boy, experimental
Jeremy GlaholtForced Perspective, short film
Jesse Einhorn-JohnsonSilas & Lionel, filmmaker 17 years and younger
Jordan PriceFourth and Orchard, short film
Joshua GarciaThe Death of Bliss, short film
Kailas Prasannan (Australia)RGB, short film
Katie MadonnaLiving the Dream, short film
Kevin EikenbergTo All Men, short film
Kristina Harris ProductionsDiminished Chords, disability issues
Lepton Films LLCDog Breath, Asian American
Libra Scale FilmsThe Dark of the Light, short film
Liz Roll PhotographyShades of Gray, short documentary
LORAGE ProductionsAnimal Crackers (Pentimenti), short film
Manali Danait (India)Chai Wala, short documentary
Martha Naranjo Sandoval (Mexico)Vacío para Compartir, women filmmakers
Maryland Institute, College of Art - Cinnamon Alexandra TrianoThe Mary Jane Project, women filmmakers
Max Francos (Spain)NAKBA, experimental
Michael Katz (Canada)The Action Director, Jewish
MRB Productions - American Humane AssociationHero Dog Awards-9/11 Tribute, short documentary
New York Film Academy PicturesLifeless #BeingKindaDeadSortaSucks, short film
Non-Sequitu FilmsTell Me a Memory, disability issues
Oceanvideo Productions - Dive In TVFrom Bullets to Bubbles, short documentary
Open Style ProductionsI'm not an Accent, short film
Oz DavidsonThe Hounds, pilot program/series
redchapCREATIVE, LLCThree of One, short film
Regent UniversityFighting Old Age, short film
Reid CarresciaHarvest, Christian
Ron Hill Imagery, Inc.Kings of BBQ: Kuwait, short documentary, concept and videography
seventy7productions.comJDP/NASCAR Quicken Loans Spot, commercial/infomercial
Shane LincolnFor Someone Else, short film
Sina HeissBlank, women filmmakers
Steve Ramsden (United Kingdom)Beer & Nuts, short film
Steven D. SnyderThe Giant Steel Wall, short documentary
Storyland Media / Lifier Films (Australia)Paper Planes, short film
Sun Arts & Production (Republic of China)Biodiversity, contemporary issues/awareness raising
Tell Tale ProductionsCadence, short film
The Edge CreativeVeronica's Story, nonprofit/fundraising
Tamás Wormser (Canada)Hand to Hand, experimental
Tomoe Shizune – Yook Keun Byung (Japan - Korea)A Gaze of Wind, music video
Ultimatum Entertainment, ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining, webisode/internet programming
Video CreationsPoint of No Return, short documentary and contemporary issues/awareness raising
Vidyut LatayBeyond Silence, short documentary
Wen HuangThe Seventh Star, animation
Yang Hua HuWinter in Hollywood, music video
Yellow Tape OrganizationOctober 31, short film
Yowza Digital Inc. (Canada)Man in the Iron Pants, animation